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October 3, 2018

Santa Barbara Skin Care

Santa Barbara Skin Care joins the West Dermatology network 

West Dermatology announces the latest addition to its growing network of providers – Santa Barbara Skin Care of Santa Barbara and Solvang, Calif. Owner Gary Novatt, MD, has built a practice focused on medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. His team consists of Corey Frucht, MD, Robert Sheffield, MD, and Claire Wiswall, PA-C.
Dr. Novatt is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and laser surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California, and also holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific, Stockton. Dr. Novatt completed his internship at Los Angeles County Medical Center and his residency in dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. A diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Novatt is a past president of the Tri-County Dermatology Society, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Novatt specializes in diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, and has advanced training in laser and Mohs surgery, using the latest techniques in rejuvenation.

Dr. Frucht, a board-certified medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologist, earned a master’s degree in philosophy, a PhD, and a medical degree from Yale University. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital before his dermatology residency at UCSD. A member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Frucht has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, has presented at national conferences, and has been recognized as a Top Doctor on the cosmetic website RealSelf. He has a particular interest in the use of lasers, skin tightening devices, dermal fillers, and Botox for skin rejuvenation with an emphasis on obtaining natural results. Dr. Frucht specializes in screening and managing skin cancer, and treating inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema psoriasis, and acne, using biologic and other system therapies when necessary. 

Dr. Sheffield is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced in the Santa Barbara area for more than 20 years. He completed his medical education at the University of Tennessee and residencies at the University of Southern California, the University of Florida, and the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. One of the founders of the Rhinoplasty Symposium, the premiere teaching course in the world for plastic surgeons, Dr. Sheffield is a life member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He has performed cleft lip and palate surgery in Bolivia, and has been active in the community as the medical director for the Santa Barbara Triathlon and as an American Cancer Society volunteer. Dr. Sheffield’s research has focused on ear reconstruction, rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation, with an interest in surgical reconstruction following Mohs surgery.

Ms. Wiswall is a board-certified physician assistant who received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants, Ms. Wiswall joined Santa Barbara Dermatology with prior experience in orthopedic surgery. She provides a full range of dermatology services, as well as medical and cosmetic procedures including Botox, Juvederm, and laser treatment for brown spots, sun damage, photo facial, and laser hair removal.

West Dermatology is continuing to expand throughout Arizona, California and Nevada. We are actively recruiting best-in-class dermatologists and established dermatology groups within our core markets. We seek providers who have a demonstrated track record of excellence in serving their patients and who embrace our culture of integrity, teamwork and transparency. 
To learn more about West Dermatology, contact: 

Nina Jorajuria 
Director of Business Development 
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